* Prices Held Flat for Premier and Flex Passes
* New Double Flex Pass Introduced
* Premier Pass Loaded with More Benefits
* One of the Longest Seasons Ever 22 Weeks
* Season Passes go on Sale August 23, 2010
* Aspen/Snowmass Classic Passholders Can Ski or Ride
for Less than $52 Per Day
* New In-Resort Charge Available with All Season Passes
Aspen/Snowmass, CO, August 16, 2010 – Aspen/Snowmass announces season pass structure and pricing for the 2010-2011 season. Prices were held flat for the two most popular passes, the Premier Pass and the Flex Pass, when purchased before September 24, 2010. In addition, the Premier Pass is loaded with more benefits than ever, including friends and family discount vouchers and discounts on ski school, on-mountain dining, rentals and parking. This season, which begins on November 25, is one of the longest ever at Aspen/Snowmass, with closing day scheduled for April 24, 2011 that’s 22 weeks of skiing and riding.
New this season, the Double Flex Pass allows skiing and riding two days per week, plus the option to add days at a discounted rate with no blackout dates. This pass is priced at just $1,199 in the Super Early Season, or just $949 for the chamber pass. That’s less than $28 a day to ski/ride the four mountains of Aspen/Snowmass (less than $22 for chamber passholders).
With pricing flat to last year, the Premier Pass, the most popular Aspen/Snowmass pass type, is once again priced lower than it has been since the 2004-2005 season. The Escape Pass allows passholders to optimize their experience and spread out payments with this pay-as-you-go option and Flex Passes allow users to add days effortlessly.
We are happy we were able to hold the price flat on our most popular passes, said David Perry, senior vice president, Aspen Skiing Company. Last season we heard from many locals that re-introducing a version of the beloved 2-Day pass would best fit their schedules, so the new Double Flex will hopefully fill that gap.
The Premier Pass, which allows unlimited skiing/riding on all four mountains with no blackout dates costs just $1,499 in the Super Early Season, flat to last season and a savings of $270 from two seasons ago. The Premier Chamber Pass, for area businesses is just $1,099 in the Super Early Season. The Premier Pass is also available at senior (65-69), youth (13-17), child (7-12) and Silver (70+) rates. As always, children six and under ski for free.
The Flex Pass costs $819 in the Super Early Season (or $699 for the Chamber Flex) and offers one day of skiing/riding each week of the winter season (22 weeks) on all four mountains plus the flexibility to add days any time for $49 per day with direct-to-lift access. Flex Passholders also receive discounts on summer lifts. Weeks begin on Monday and end on Sunday and unused days may not be carried over. Flex Chamber and Flex Senior passes are also available.
The Escape Pass is just $319 up front when purchased by December 17, 2010, and offers direct-to-lift pay-as-you-go access to all four Aspen/Snowmass mountains for $49 per day and discounts on summer lift access. Escape Passes and rates are also available for senior, youth, college, child and Silver.
More Benefits for Premier Passholders
The Premier Pass provides unlimited skiing and riding on any of the four mountains during the winter season as well as access on summer lifts at both Snowmass and Aspen Mountain plus discounts on bike haul fees at Snowmass.
Other benefits include:
* Discounts on winter lift tickets and equipment rentals for friends and family four vouchers good any time during the season, each valid for 50% off a 1-day ticket.
* Four vouchers for 50% off a 1-day premium/demo ski & snowboard rentals (not valid December 18 through January 3 or February 18-28).
* Discounts on ski/snowboard school $99 Locals Clinic Pass and $65 adult group lessons, valid all season.
* Special pricing on full transferable parking pass, just $199 park at Two Creeks at Snowmass and Aspen Highlands parking garage all winter long.
* Rental/retail discounts at all Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop locations 30% off premium/demo ski & snowboard rentals, 20% off ski & snowboard tunes and 15% off official Aspen/Snowmass merchandise.
* Food & beverage offers 15% off purchase at select on-mountain restaurants (Up 4 Pizza, Ullrhof, Two Creeks Café, Merry-Go-Round, The Cliffhouse and Bumps); FREE dessert with entrée at Sam’s Smokehouse; FREE order of truffle fries at Ajax Tavern; 10% off snowcat ride/dinner at Lynn Britt Cabin in March; 2-for-1 pints at Sneaky’s Tavern.
Offers are valid for one-time redemption with voucher. Offers apply to Adult, Senior, Silver and Parent Premier Passes only.
A mailer and letter outlining season pass options and rates was sent to 2009-2010 season passholders. Purchasers are also encouraged to find the perfect pass to fit their needs by visiting the Pass Finder at www.aspensnowmass.com beginning August 23, 2010.
All Aspen/Snowmass season pass products will go on sale Monday, August 23, 2010. Passes will be on sale at the Aspen Mountain Ticket Office and the Snowmass Gondola Ticket Office, online at www.aspensnowmass.com and by phone at 970-923-1227 or 877-282-7736. There are three deadlines for individual and Chamber member Premier and Flex pass purchases:
¨ Super Early, which offers the best rates on all season passes, for passes purchased through Sept. 24, 2010.
¨ Early, for passes purchased through Nov. 12, 2010.
¨ Regular, for passes purchased after Nov. 12, 2010 (see attached pricing grid).
All season passes are good for early-and late-season openings. Season passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Fraudulent use is subject to fine.
Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass Locals’ Clinic Pass is available for only $169 (just $99 for Premier Passholders). This pass allows participation in unlimited clinics throughout the season. The cost for each clinic is $65 without the pass. This pass must be purchased by Nov. 12. Dates and locations for clinics are available at the Aspen Mountain Ticket Office, the Snowmass Gondola Ticket Office, by calling the Advance Sales & Reservations office at 970-923-1227, or online at www.aspensnowmass.com/localsclinics. NASTAR Season Passes are also available, valid for unlimited runs on all three NASTAR courses throughout the season, for just $99 through November 12 and $139 thereafter.
All season passes are printed on rewriteable, reusable RF (radio frequency) cards and will have a thermal printed blue photo instead of a full color photo and it will not have a season date so it can easily be reloaded for future seasons. Passes can be purchased online at www.aspensnowmass.com/seasonpass. Passes may also be purchased over the phone by calling 970-923-1227. Chamber pass vouchers must be purchased in person and a voucher from the appropriate Chamber of Commerce must be presented at time of purchase as proof of eligibility.
Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass Ski or Ride for Less Than $52 per day
The Classic Pass offers five days of skiing/riding for less than $52 per day plus discounts on extension days and summer lift access. The Classic Pass cannot be combined with any other pass.
Classic Passes are picture passes and all new passes must be purchased in person. Classic Passes will ONLY be available at select sales in Colorado beginning October 9, 2010. Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/classicpass, call the Classic Pass Hotline 800-525-6200 x4475 or ask at any ticket office for sale dates and locations. 2009-2010 Classic Passholders can renew their Classic Pass online or by phone from August 23 November 12, 2010.
Find the perfect pass to fit your passion. Visit www.aspensnowmass.com/.
NEW THIS SEASON In-Resort Charge
Guests can attach a credit card to their season pass and never carry cash on the mountain again. All season passes can be used like a credit card at Aspen Skiing Company on-mountain restaurants* and all Four Mountain Sports/D&E locations. This plus direct-to-lift and hands-free gate access provides the ultimate hassle-free experience. Sign up at any ticket office
*Snowmass Sneaky’s Tavern, Sam’s Smokehouse, Lynn Britt Cabin, Up 4 Pizza, Ullrhof, Two Creeks Café and Sage at Snowmass Club (in village); Aspen Mountain Limelight (in town), Montagna & Terrace Bar at The Little Nell, Ajax Tavern, Sundeck and Aspen Mountain Club; Aspen Highlands Merry-Go-Round, Cloud Nine; Buttermilk Bumps and The Cliffhouse.
Skip the ticket office and go straight to the lift with direct-to-lift access. Flex Pass, Double Flex Pass, Escape Pass and Classic Pass purchasers can sign up for direct-to-lift capability. Go through the lift gate and be automatically charged the appropriate extension fee for the day. To sign up for direct-to-lift access provide credit card information and complete the agreement when purchasing a pass or at any ticket office.
Season and Classic passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable for any reason. Pass insurance allows you to recoup the prorated cost of your pass for covered reasons such as illness or serious injury, care for a family member, death, jury duty, employer termination or work relocation that prevent you from using your pass for at least 30 consecutive days during the ski season. The cost is only 6% of your season pass price. More information about season pass insurance is available at any ticket office, online at www.aspensnowmass.com/passinsurance, or by contacting Travel Guard Customer Service at 877-828-6720.
Operating dates for the 2010-2011 winter ski season are: Snowmass and Aspen Mountain, Nov. 25, 2010 April 10, 2011, Aspen Highlands, Dec. 11, 2010, April 24, 2011 and Buttermilk, Dec. 11, 2010 April 3, 2011.
2010-2011 Pass Rates
PREMIER PASSES Purchase By Purchase By Purchase After
Fri. 9/24/10 Fri. 11/12/10 Fri. 11/12/10
SUPER EARLY EARLY REGULAR
Premier $1,499 $1,739 $1,854
Premier Chamber* $1,099 $1,449 $1,599
Premier Senior (65-69) $1,099 $1,449 $1,599
Premier Youth (13-17) $799 $799 $799
Premier Child (7-12) $499 $499 $499
Premier Silver $379 $379 $379
Parent Pass $1,499 $1,739 $1,854
FLEX PASSES Purchase By Purchase By Purchase After
Fri. 9/24/10 Fri. 11/12/10 Fri. 11/12/10
SUPER EARLY EARLY REGULAR Extension Days
Double Flex $1,199 $1,449 $1,599 $49
Double Flex Chamber* $949 $1,249 $1,399 $49
Double Flex Senior $949 $1,249 $1,399 $49
Flex $819 $874 $919 $49
Flex Chamber* $699 $739 $779 $49
Flex Senior $699 $739 $779 $49
ESCAPE PASSES Purchase By Purchase After
Fri. 12/17/10 12/17/10
Pass Price Daily Validation
Escape $319 $359 $49
Escape Youth $259 $309 $39
Escape Senior $259 $309 $39
Escape College** $259 $309 $39
Escape Child $209 $259 $19
Escape Silver (70+) $189 $189 $19
OTHER PASSES Pass Price
Lower Lift Pass $62
4 Mountain Foot Pass $199
Child 6 & Under $20
CLASSIC PASSES Purchase By
Pass Price Daily Validation
Adult 5-Day $259 $49-79
Child/Youth 5-Day $209 $19-49
College 5-Day $209 $19-49
*Chamber passes may only be purchased by local businesses that belong to a
Roaring Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce.
**Must be 24 years of age or younger and enrolled in an accredited four-year
college to purchase.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.